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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Web Security Appliance Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Web Security Appliance Access Control Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041536
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0428   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 21 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Web Security Appliance. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit an access control flaw in the account management subsystem to gain information that can be used to escape the command line interface (CLI) subshell and execute commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvj93548 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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